China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

6 November 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-315-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1383KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee Membership (PDF 24KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 19KB)

Conduct of inquiry

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 63KB)

Implementation of agreement
Key aspects of agreement
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT)
Proposed legislation
Agreed amendments

Chapter 3 - Trade outcomes (PDF 52KB)

Value of trade outcomes
Entry into force
Technical barriers to trade
Australia's trade relationships

Chapter 4 - Key issues (PDF 64KB)

Investor-state dispute settlement
Labour market testing
Skills assessment processes
Investment Facilitation Arrangements
Environmental standards

Chapter 5 - Conclusion and recommendations (PDF 29KB)

Labour market testing, skills assessments, protections for wages and conditions, and foreign workers
Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism

Dissenting Report by Senator Peter Whish-Wilson - Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania (PDF 20KB)
Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 17KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535